Florentino García Martínez (1942, Mochales, Guadalajara, Spain) was till 2008 full-time Research Professor at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, KU Leuven, and till 2007 Ordinary Professor at the Faculty of Theology of the University of Groningen (The Netherlands) [Chair: Religion and Literature of Second Temple Judaism and Dead Sea Scrolls] and Director of the Research Institute Qumrân.
In 1988 he founded the International Organization for Qumran Studies (IOQS), and served as Executive Secretary and Editor of the Proceedings of the three-yearly congresses. He was member of the International Team of Editors of the Dead Sea Scrolls, responsible for the publication of the Scrolls from Cave 11 (Qumran Cave 11.II: 11Q2–18, 11Q20–31. DJD 23. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1998).
Since 1990 he is the Editor of the Series Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah (Leiden: Brill: http://www.brill.nl/publications/studies-texts-desert-judah) and since 1997 Editor-in-Chief of The Journal for the Study of Judaism (Leiden: Brill: http://www.brill.nl/journal-study-judaism). In 2004 he was appointed as Foreign Member, Humanities and Social Sciences Division at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).
His bibliography until 2007 has been published in Flores Florentino. Dead Sea Scrolls and Other Early Jewish Studies in Honour of Florentino García Martínez (JSJSup 122; Leiden: Brill, 2007), 803–16, and until 2008 in Florilegium Lovaniense: Studies in Septuagint and Textual Criticism in Honour of Florentino García Martínez (BETL 224; Leuven: Peeters, 2008), 13–33. His most recent publications can be consulted online.